tech2 News StaffJun 19, 2015 18:45:47 IST
South Korean handset manufacturer LG has launched its latest 2015 flagship, the LG G4, in India at Rs 51,000.
The company brings its dual-SIM and dual LTE variant here. The LG G4 Dual SIM (Dual LTE) and the original LG G4 come with similar specs except the extra SIM card slot in the former. The LG G4 was available for pre-booking earlier this month via the company's own website. Consumers who pre-ordered the smartphone before June 15 get the chance to receive the device from Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. In addition, customers who buy the G4 till August 15 also stand a chance to meet the superstar.
The G4 sports a 5.5-inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixels of resolution, same as its predecessor. However, it now adds some technical changes like the Quantum IPS panel that is 25 percent brighter, with 50 percent better contrast and 20 percent better colour accuracy. The screen is also said to be 11 percent more efficient than the display fitted into the G3. The device boasts of Slim Arc design, which means it has a slight curve, but not as much as the G Flex. This subtle curve will ensure the display is less likely to break upon fall.
It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It will be available with 32GB onboard storage, expandable via microSD card slot up to 128GB. G4 owners will also get 100GB of free Google Drive storage space for two years, while the native gallery, music, and file explorer apps have Drive integrated into them. On the camera front, the G4 comes with a new 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 lens and improved image stabilisation. It gets a new ‘color spectrum sensor’ with more accurate color and white balance. For selfie lovers, it comes with an 8MP front camera.
The device runs Android 5.1 Lollipop along with a layer of LG’s custom interface. It uses something that LG calls ‘human-centric UX' 4.0, promising a more intuitive experience. It offers features like Quick Shot that allows taking pictures even without opening the camera app and simply double tapping on the rear key even when the display is off. There’s a new Gallery that has been designed for faster scrolling. Event Pocket allows users to create a unified calendar by dragging and dropping appointments and activities from multiple calendars and social media sites. The improved Smart Notice provides more personalised notifications for weather, travel and more. A 3,000mAh removable battery completes the package.
Check out our image gallery for the LG G4 here.
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